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Hi I'm Eric

I am a Husband, Father, Bagpiper, and Manager. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am married and have two daughters. I take Irish step dancing lessons with my wife. My oldest daughter has Aspergers (a form of Autism) but is able to attend college. She and I are learning to play the guitar. My youngest daughter also does Irish step dancing and plays the violin. I play Highland and Uilleann bagpipes, penny whistle, guitar, piano and sing. My favorite activity is playing Irish folk music with my family. I am a manager at a billing company. I was a missionary in South Korea for two years. I graduated from BYU and Cal State Fullerton.

Why I am a Mormon

Parts of my life have been quite difficult. I was unemployed for over a year. I have had major surgery. Dealing with my daughters Autism is an ongoing challenge. However, throughout these trials, I have felt my Heavenly Fathers love. I know that He hears and answers my prayers. I know that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and atoned for our sins. Through Jesus Christ, I know I can repent and be forgiven. Being a Mormon makes me a better Husband and Father.

How I live my faith

I am the secretary for one of the men's groups in our congregation. I visit members of our church and try to find ways to help them. I sing and play bagpipes for musical events at our church.

What is being a Mormon like?

Difficult, but worth it. It would be easy to live for the moment, go along with what is popular at the time, give in to temptations, etc. But that doesn't lead to happiness. It is difficult to serve others, stand up for what you know is right and resist temptations, but my life is better for it. I am a Mormon because I believe the teachings are true, not because they are easy to follow. I put my trust in God because He knows a lot more than I do. Show more Show less